Efficient and stable mixed perovskite solar cells using P3HT as a hole transporting layer

Peng Zhou, Tongle Bu, Shengwei Shi, Lingfeng Li, Yulong Zhang, Zhiliang Ku, Yong Peng, Jie Zhong, Yi Bing Cheng, Fuzhi Huang

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Inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have drawn great attention in the past several years. As the stability of PSCs has been a major obstacle for their commercialization, a lot of work has been focused on improving the long-term stability. Here, we reported a meso-structured mixed PSC employing poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) (P3HT) as a hole transport layer (HTL) showing a stable performance even after one year of exposure to air. The impact of different HTL thicknesses on the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of the PSCs has been investigated. The performance of the PSCs was further improved by doping Li-salt/4-tert-butylpyridine into the P3HT HTL. A maximum PCE of 17.55% was achieved, superior to the 14.30% PCE of the pristine P3HT-based devices. The effect of the dopants on the stability of the devices has also been studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5733-5737
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2018

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